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Offline Localhorst86

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2018, 03:09 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/Gameboy/comments/8jecob/warning_ez_flash_omega_cant_save_using_an_gba_sp/

Hmm...

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So yeah multiple users, including me, have noticed that the new EZ Flash Omega can't save using a GBA SP 101. An AGB 001 does work perfectly.
I don't know if this happens with everyone, but it did for me and other people. And only while using the SP 101... So you might want to wait it out if you are planning to use a SP 101.
See these two topics for more info:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-omega-doesnt-save-a-single-game-ags-101.503885/
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-omega-initial-error-and-save-issues.503551/

Right, that's unfortunate. I wonder what causes the saves not working on the AGS-101 model of the GBA SP. It apparently works perfectly fine with any other GBA (AGB-001, AGS-001, GB Micro, DS, DS Lite).

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2018, 11:16 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/Gameboy/comments/8jecob/warning_ez_flash_omega_cant_save_using_an_gba_sp/

Hmm...

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So yeah multiple users, including me, have noticed that the new EZ Flash Omega can't save using a GBA SP 101. An AGB 001 does work perfectly.
I don't know if this happens with everyone, but it did for me and other people. And only while using the SP 101... So you might want to wait it out if you are planning to use a SP 101.
See these two topics for more info:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-omega-doesnt-save-a-single-game-ags-101.503885/
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-omega-initial-error-and-save-issues.503551/

Right, that's unfortunate. I wonder what causes the saves not working on the AGS-101 model of the GBA SP. It apparently works perfectly fine with any other GBA (AGB-001, AGS-001, GB Micro, DS, DS Lite).

Well it does work on some people's 101 models, but not all.    Perhaps you have to wait a bit longer for the save to work before shutting off power?

Anyways, I'm sure this can be fixed via a firmware update.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2018, 06:45 AM »
This gives +1 point for the Everdrive GBA  :P
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2018, 09:23 AM »
Actually +2 points, swappable battery is a big plus

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2018, 09:46 AM »
Actually +2 points, swappable battery is a big plus

So the EDGBA X5 is now only 6:3 behind :P

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Actually +2 points, swappable battery is a big plus
So the EDGBA X5 is now only 6:3 behind :P
What would make the EZO better than the EDGBA aside from the size and price?

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Points for the EZO
1. Size
2. Price
3. No battery needed for saving games
4. RTC can keep the time properly for multiple games (no workaround needed)
5. Savestates
6. Cheats

Points for the EDGBA
1. Lower Power consumption
2. Easily replaceable battery (atually required for saving games)
3. no compatibility issues with the AGS-101 model
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2018, 08:14 AM »
I'm sure Krikzz is going to want to release an X7 sooner than later, but I'm sure it will come with quite the premium when you consider X5 is already $99. 

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Points for the EZO
1. Size
2. Price
3. No battery needed for saving games
4. RTC can keep the time properly for multiple games (no workaround needed)
5. Savestates
6. Cheats

Points for the EDGBA
1. Lower Power consumption
2. Easily replaceable battery (atually required for saving games)
3. no compatibility issues with the AGS-101 model
4. Better build quality (plastic shell + PCB)
5. One year warranty service (free fix or replacement)
6. Partial lifetime warranty

Good luck getting warranty from the chinese manufacturer  ::)
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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2018, 02:46 AM »
My Omega came in today.    Saves work just fine on my GBA SP 101 model.   

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #70 on: May 22, 2018, 04:30 PM »
My Omega came in today.    Saves work just fine on my GBA SP 101 model.
they seem to have narrowed it down to European AGS-101 models and are allegedly working on a fix

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #71 on: May 22, 2018, 06:35 PM »
In omega also you need wait 5-10 seconds after saving, if you don't, you can corrupt your micro sd and lost your saves, that's is a BIG problem for me.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2018, 07:28 PM »
In omega also you need wait 5-10 seconds after saving, if you don't, you can corrupt your micro sd and lost your saves, that's is a BIG problem for me.
Wait wut? Nobody seem to mention that before, interesting.

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #73 on: May 23, 2018, 06:04 AM »
I bought an omega recently, on the first day of use it worked perfectly, on the second day, as i turn on the console, 70% of the time would appear the message "bootloader not found", so i had to turn off the console, remove the cartridge, and insert it again, until it worked. on the third day it was dead, only this message would appear, I had to return to the seller and ask for my money back, the build quality does not seem to be so great with this cartridge.  >:( >:(

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Re: New EZ Omega is better than X5?
« Reply #74 on: May 23, 2018, 10:24 AM »
In omega also you need wait 5-10 seconds after saving, if you don't, you can corrupt your micro sd and lost your saves, that's is a BIG problem for me.
In omega also you need wait 5-10 seconds after saving, if you don't, you can corrupt your micro sd and lost your saves, that's is a BIG problem for me.
Wait wut? Nobody seem to mention that before, interesting.

The time you have to wait depends on the speed of your SD card. Since the omega does not have a battery backed SRAM (and therefore doesn't need a battery to save) it has to write the save to the SD card imidiatly after saving. But this write operation takes a few seconds. On my class 10 card I usually just count to 3 in my head.